What is an Arthrogram?
Under the guidance of fluoroscopy, the Radiologist will inject a special contrast material directly into the joint space. After the injection is completed images of the contrast filled joint space will be obtained. An arthrogram provides a very detailed image of the joint space. The arthrogram test may be performed along with other tests such as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT).
Types of Arthrograms:
Reasons for Performing a Arthrogram Scan:
Arthrograms can be utilized to evaluate problems with tendons and ligaments around the joint space. There may be other reasons that your physician request an arthrogram.
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